I read a very interesting article in The Wall Street Journal today about how state governments are increasingly giving out scarce scholarship dollars based upon merit (The Shift to Merit Stirs Debate). Georgia appears to be the state leading in merit allocation of scholarship dollars.
As states seek to meet budget shortfalls, I predict that they are going to make getting state-funded scholarships like Florida’s Bright Futures more difficult.
As a SAT writing tutor and SAT reading tutor, I have helped students get more Bright Futures money by helping them increase their SAT or ACT scores.
The politicians in state legislatures are facing tough problems. We have more government than we can afford, especially if the economy does not grow at a much higher rate.
I think that politicians will lower the costs of these merit scholarship programs in the way that is easiest to sell to constituents — they will raise the required GPA and test scores. Help your student hit a moving target.
Make sure that he or she gets the SAT or ACT scores necessary to maximize Bright Futures. Let me help! Paying a private SAT tutor for eight or ten sessions is a bargain if it helps your son or daughter hit the threshold for a higher Bright Futures’ award.
Eric Anderson is a Wesley Chapel, FL-based SAT and ACT tutor. He offers in home tutoring to students who want to excel. Call him at 813.787.8959.